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nice morning taking shape. we're going to see temperatures which are comfortable pretty much everywhere. a little cooler as you head to the north and west. the north and west is going to play a role today because we are going to see cooler air come in from that direction. as far as the day goes, we all begin the same way. temperatures in the 60s. 40s and 50s as you head to the burbs. later on today, clouds roll in from the west. we see a temperature at noon of 67. top it off at 68. then to the west we could see some shower activity in places like orange and sullivan county. a quick spritz. that's about all. we'll tell you more about the seven-day forecast and colder air for the weekend coming up. lauren has traffic and transit. >> good morning, everyone. things are not boogies so much in the bronx this morning. two big problems. eastbound the bruckner is shutdown with an accident. that's a spot to avoid. then you'll see delays on the cross bronx expressway also.
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westbound, some road work out there by the bronx river parkway. then we're going to show you the george washington bridge, where outbound we have this debris spril in between the cross bronx and the bridge there under the apartments. just a few cars getting by. all lanes are subject to closure on both levels. delays are building very quickly out there on cross bronx expressway. more ahead on the 4s. >> thank you very much. zblmpkt right now, former nba star lamar odom is in a nevada hospital. he had to be rushed there after he stopped breathing while at a brothel. tracie strahan is in queens, where odom's basketball career all began. >> reporter: and it's a storied career, really, especially here at christ the king high school. we've learned that lamar odom is reportedly on a breathing machine at this hour. this morning we're gathering details about the emergency calls and frantic efforts to revive him once he was discovered unconscious. lamar odom was discovered by workers at a brothel outside of las vegas. the bunny love ranch, where workers say he had been staying
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since the weekend. they followed the instructions of the 911 dispatcher over the phone to roll him on to his side. they said he began vomiting afterwards. a search of the room where the estranged husband of khloe kardashian didn't turn up any illegal drugs. >> what i understand is that he got a phone call and he was a little somber sunday afternoon for a while. then he kind of shook it off and was having a good time. he was eating -- they were cooking for him. they were having a blast with lamar. >> reporter: in 2009 and he played most of his high school career here at christ the king. he had to be driven to that hospital in las vegas. he couldn't be air lifted
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because of his height, he's 6'10". we're still working to hear the medical reason as to why he was unconscious. the owner of that brothel says it was possibly a combination of liquor and herbal viagra. today family and friends will gather to remember a teenager who died in an abandoned building. katherine creag is in tovrp kinsville with more. >> reporter: this particular area, there's a fence right here blocking people from entering the property of the vacant building. there are orange barrels all around. but less than a year ago, the city received a complaint of a disorderly group hanging out here. neighbors say nothing was ever done about it. news 4 has learned the city has issued a demolition permit to tear down this building, which used to be a hospital, which was turned into condominiums in the '80s. 16-year-old marcus castillo fell
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to his death just days ago in the building in an elevator shaft. his parents wonder why it's taken decades for the city to make plans to demolish it. his family members are preparing for the wake. a long-time resident said this. >> jumping the fence to there. it's so easy. even girls, like i said before. even girls jump those fence. they go in there to do what, i don't know. >> reporter: in trying to get answers from the city on the status of this building, we called the buildings department, which deferred to the department of finance for deed information. we're also waiting to find out more information from the borough president. back to you. >> katherine creag, thank you. new this morning, a new series of reports will give new yorkers a comprehensive look at health conditions in their specific neighborhoods. first report compares the life expectancy expectancy, obesity rates, and infant mortality rates in
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slope/carroll garden sections of brooklyn. city officials say similar health profiles have been come filed for 59 different communities, and more will be released in the next few weeks. in some cases, it's showing a disparity between health conditions and different parts of the city. >> sure is. all right. 5:04 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. starting with dave price. good morning. >> good morning. temperatures comfortable across the island and indeed around the area. 50s and 60s for the most part. a couple cool spots as you head in this direction to the north and west. we are going to see some clouds roll in also later on today during the afternoon. there is a little bit of moisture associated with that. we could see some spot showers in places like orange and sullivan county. not long-lasting showers and not heavy showers at all. first forecast as we head through the day, temperatures resting around the 60-degree mark around central park.
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cooler towards the burbs. 68 degrees at 3:00 p.m. that should be our day's high. sliding back down to 65 and heavier cloud cover in the afternoon. that's a quick look at your forecast. lauren is standing by with traffic and transit. >> good morning. if you are getting on the bus, just two detours out there this morning. the b-16 and q-46. if you're getting on the roads, you might want to avoid the cross bronx expressway. this is a live look at the alexander hamilton bridge where things are still backed up with a debris spill out there. all lanes are subject to closure. right now there are a few open. things are easing out just a bit. we also have the bruckner expressway still shut down eastbound by the sehirdan with an accident there. if you're getting on the trains, everything looks good. alternate side of the street parking rules in effect today. >> all right, lauren. thank you. 5:06 right now. a man is facing murder charges after he allegedly gunned down a young mother outside a manhattan nightclub. police arrested delone jamison
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they say jamison was kicked out of the nightclub early monday. police say he returned with a gun and tried to shoot the bouncers who had thrown him out. instead, he allegedly shot and killed walikque faussett, who was out celebrating her 24th birthday. jamison claims he didn't kill her and she was a friend. but her brother says he was no friend. >> he just met her and took a picture with her maybe. i don't know who that is. that's a monster. >> police say jamison also shot faussett's friend and another woman. they are expected to be okay. 5:07 now. new this morning, israel is stepping up security. the move following tuesday's deadly wave of violence. now israel's police can seal off parts of east jerusalem. this would happen when violence erupts erupts. also, israeli forces will patrol public transportation. that's after two attackers shot up and slashed passengers on a bus in jerusalem.
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israel's security council will consider even more security steps later on today. now to decision 2016. the first democratic presidential debate didn't feature any fiery exchanges, but the top two contenders did go toe to toe several times. kerry barrett is here with the highlights. good morning. >> good morning, darlene. definitely not an all-out slug fest like some of the republican debates we've seen, but there was a healthy debate about some of our country's toughest issues. gun control, racial issues, the economy, government ethics, and environmental and energy policies were among some of the top-trending topics yesterday. hillary clinton definitely the most experienced debater on the stage, but bernie sanders got a lot of attention last night. he had the most positive reaction, especially on social media. in fact, this exchange was one of the most talked about. >> well, i think the secretary is right. and that is that the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails.
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>> thank you. me too, me too. >> yeah, he didn't mince words, did he? in terms of positive reactions, sanders was followed by former governor martin o'malley. still, o'malley, jim webb, and lincoln chaffee failed to get a following on social media. darlene? >> all right, kerry. thank you. tune in for much more on the debate this morning on the "today" show at 7:00 a.m. right after "today in new york." 5:09 now. also happening last night, the big mets game. they just couldn't get it done at home. now they face a do-or-die game five in los angeles. bruce beck heard from the players after that tough loss. >> reporter: no one ever said it was easy. instead of the mets popping champagne on tuesday night at citi field, it was the dodgers celebrating as they staved off elimination in the nlds. the dodgers broke open a scoreless game in the third.
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the key blow, a two-run double to left by former met justin turner. l.a. scored three times in the frame off steven matz to take a comfortable lead for clayton kershaw. with the mets trailing 3-1 in the eighth, they put two men on with two outs, but dodgers closer kennedy janson gets a fly out to end the threat. the dodgers rebound from a game- game-disaster to take game four. >> it's going to be fun. this is what baseball is all about. it's a fight. game five. it's going to be a lot of fun. >> i wish we could have won it here, obviously so we could prepare for the next round and do it in front of our fans. but like i said, clayton kershaw was just a beast tonight. it was going to be tough to beat him when he's on like he was. hopefully we can take care of business in l.a.
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>> it'll be a fun one to watch. definitely tune in. elimination game. this is what you think about and dream about as a kid, to get a chance to be a part of. of course, we wanted to win it today. the nature of the beast is we didn't. now we have to go to game five. both teams are going o be excited, looking to close it out. >> reporter: so we have the ultimate. a winner take all game five. what a pitching matchup. zach greinke for the dodgers, jacob de grom for the mets. should be a dandy. at citi field, i'm bruce beck for "today in new york." >> darlene, will it be one for the ages? >> i think it might be. according to bruce. >> bruce was saving that. 5:11, still ahead, uber drivers are everywhere and that's the point. the new way they could help lice. >>y> plus, a pizza delivery that you have to see. the urprise that came in the nick of time for a working mom. and some early problems on the roads. your weather and traffic on the 4s coming up.
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it's 5:14. here are four things to know this morning. former n star and queens nativeamar odom is now fighting for his life after being found unconscious at a brothel in nevada. dole is recalling bags of
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spinach sold in our area due to salmonella concerns. head to nbcneyyork.com for more information. and the democratic presidential candidates squared off in their first debate. rnie sanders' camp reportedly got $1 million in contributions in the hours after the debate. >> today a group of college students from the universoty of maryland are going to get to weigh in on which woman should be featuredpon the $10 bill. everyone is excited to see who thy,ey pick. it's very exciting they're real invested in who's on this bill. >> it's a new day. let's check weather and traffic right now. chh ris is off this morning. dave price is in. good morning. >> nice to see you guys. let's check out the weather for our new day. sun and clouds are going to be what we experience for much of the day. maybe a little bit of a spritz to the north and west. places like orange and sullivan counties. a few gusty showers on friday. not a lot of rain, but the winds are going to kick up. it's a solid li .
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we'll talk about that. the weekend chilly. really chilly but nice. 68 degrees is going to be our temperature today. average is 64. we're going to it's just the possibility of
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some rain rolling through those areas, which we'll keep in mind. 49 tonight, chilly. not a big breeze. northwest winds 5 to 10 miles per hour. there are some changes in the forecast. the cooler conditions stay out into the suburbs. as we head through the next several days, w t until you see how our thermometer is going to look different. 66 and phenomena yol tomorrow a ntastic fall day. milder air comes into our house. then that moves out of the way and we see tha t strong cold front push through. behind that cold front, much cooler air. friday we could see those gusty showers. the winds stay with us through the weekend, gusting up through and above 30 miles per hour on saturday. the high only 58 degrees. then sunday, daytime highs only 52. morning temperatures in the 30s in the city and cooler than that to the north and west. as we head through the next seven days, what can
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ou expect? i think after that cool air comes through, we see the sunshine return again. there's not a lot of rain. we still very much nndd it for the reservoirs. in the meantime, we enjoyed some beautiful weather with a couple of brief exceptions. that's a quick look at your ather picture. let's say hello to lauren this morning. >> good morning, dave. good morning, everyone. we'll start with good news. we had a closure heading to the outbound george washington bridge because of a debris spill. that's all cleared out. the delays on the cross bronx should be gone soon. in the south brunswick area, route 1 southbound by deans lane, a fuel spill there. a downed tree on route 34. it's shutdown in both directions between clover hill road and newman springs road. heading to the belt parkway, some construction out there. this is shutting down the westbound lanes from flatbush avenue to knapp stret et. the eastbound lanes are taking on two-way traffic. the other problem we still have
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shutdown by the sheridan. ferry commuter, everything looks good this morning. all operating on their reguuar routes and schedules. momare weather and traffic coming up. 5:19 now. a new york city woman will not get any monetary damages after suing her 12-year-old nephew. a connecticut jury rejected 54-year-old jennifer connel's lawsuit. this all stemmed from a birthday party four years ago when the boy she sued was just 8. she claims the boy negligently jumped into her arms, breaking her wrist. she sued for $127,000 in damages. however, the jury unanimously sided in favor of that boy. in this morning's money report, is a federal lawsuit could take a big bite out of apple's profits. a jury decided tuesday that the iphone maker stole technology from the university of wisconsin. a group at the school had patent
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patented a way to speed up processors. apple argued that the patent was invalid. now the company may be ordered to pay $862 million in damages. and new this morning, uber is joining the search for missing children. drivers who have their uber app open will get instant amber alerts as hope they'll recognize missing kids around town by looking at their photos in the alerts. right now about 7300 uber drivers in the city use the app each hour. now a church in ohio surprised a pizza delivery driver with a more than generous tip. >> when natasha boyer delivered a pizza to the congregation at sycamore church, the pastor handed her a $1,000 tip. boyer has a 2-year-old son and happened to be short money to pay her october rent. >> the day that you guys actually had given me this gift,
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i got an eviction notice on my door. >> wow. just to know that it blessed you in that way and helped somebody that had a true need, that means so much to us. >> boyer says the biggest tip she ever received before this was about $10. >> wow. the timing of that, unbelievable. >> it is. gives me chills. a really, really nice story. new this morning, which local restaurants are listed among the best in the world. and an apology years in the making. the act that ate away at one person for 25 years. and follow the "today in new york" team on facebook and
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new this morning, trip adviser giving us a list of the best restaurants on the planet. no u.s. restaurants cracking the top ten. but three of the top travelers choices are here in new york. number one, this has long been famous. the third in midtown. ninth was danielle on the upper east side. only places with one word were allowed allowed. >> where you have a regular table. >> at michael's. >> of course. a stranger is trying to make amends for a mistake made many years ago. someone sent a letter to officials in utah apologizing for vandalizing a park bathroom back in 1990.
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the letter even included $500 to pay for the damage. park officials will use the money for a playground for children with disabilities. >> very nice. >> so it's going to a good cause. that's great. 5:24 right now. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. check in with dave, see what's happening. >> another decent day taking shape. a little cool out there to the north and west. right here in the city it's very comfortable. let's take a look at what you can expect. 68 degrees, four degrees above the norm. clouds and sun mixing together in the sky. a little heavier cloud cover to the north and west. we may see a sprinkle. into tonight, temperatures going to dip to 49. 30s to the north and west. by the way, we're getting that cold air. that's going to come into play through the next several days. today enjoy the 68-degree temperatures. very nice day ahead. >> dave, thank you. >> so far, so good for the rails. good weather, a good commute for people getting on the trains.
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we'll take a live look outside at the alexander hamilton bridge, where it is a bit of a slow go westbound. earlier we had a debris spill heading towards the george washington bridge. it's all been cleared, but the heavy delays built out there. leave yourself a little extra time. >> all right, lauren. thanks very much. still ahead, mayor de blasio is going to do something today he's never done before. >> plus, what donald trump had to say about the democratic debate. and when he will be making a return to nbc. >> reporter: and former basketball star and reality star lamar odom is fighting for his life at this hour. i'm tracie strahan live in middle village with more details on where he was found. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new
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right now, a former nba star is fighting for his life. an update on condition of lamar odom. plus, the democratic candidates square off. one of them saw an immediate influx of cash. and a nail biter in queens. the mets now facing a do-or-die game in los angeles. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everyone.
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it is wednesday morning. it's october 14th. i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. chris is off. storm team 4's dave price is here with the forecast. i guess we should enjoy these 60s. they wouldn't be around forever. >> you knew autumn had to get here. it is coming. temperatures comfortable throughout the area. 49 degrees in ramsey. 60 in central park. as we look at islip, 57 degrees. down in jersey, morristown at 48. long branch at 55. the day is going to be filled with plenty of sunshine. this afternoon we will see some clouds roll in. the winds kick up after the noontime hour. 67 degrees at noon. our high temperature today. 68 degrees, partly sunny skies at 6:00 p.m. down to 65. but there are some changes in the forecast. several different days this week affecting both precipitation and temperature. we'll talk about that in a while. in the meantime, let's say hello to lauren with a look at traffic. >> we have some problems out there. some old, some new. we're going to start with the old. the buckner is still shut down eastbound by the sheridan
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expressway with a serious accident there. head to the eastbound cross bronx instead to avoid this. then heading to the garden state parkway, an overturned vehicle northbound by exit 166 in the left lane. and route 202 shutdown in both directions with an accident investigation between viola road and copeland drive. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. right now former nba star lamar odom is fighting for his life. he was rushed to the hospital in nevada. tracie strahan is in queens where odom starred as a high school player. >> reporter: well, darlene, we've learned this all went down around 6:30 our time yesterday. lamar odom had to be driven to an intensive care unit in las vegas because he was too tall to be air lifted. odom was discovered about 70 miles outside of vegas yesterday at a brothel called the love ranch. that's where this all happened. workers said he'd been there since the weekend and had been in good spirits, even though he
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was said to be somber on sunday after taking a phone call. lamar odom helped the lakers win back-to-back championships in 2009 and 2010. he played most of his high school career here at christ the king high school. one of their most famous players. despite recent stints in rehab, there were no illegal drugs found in his room. >> the girls said that they didn't see anything. the police came out with the ambulance people. they didn't see anything. the only thing we know for sure is he was taking an excessive amount of herbal viagra. not to say he wasn't doing any drugs, but nobody saw anything like that, and they saw no effects. he was sleeping every night. so the assumption is he wasn't doing anything. >> reporter: now, friends say lamar odom's estranged wife, reality tv star khloe kardashian, is inconsolable this morning and has flown to be by his side. his former teammate kobe bryant
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the third quarter to also go to the hospital. again, it's unclear exactly what medical condition led to lamar odom being found unconscious. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan in queens. tracie, thank you. right now police are trying to track down a man who stabbed a passenger on an mta bus on staten island. it happened on the s-74 near broad and canal streets yesterday afternoon. sources telling news 4 the man and the 24-year-old victim were arguing over a seat on the bus. they say the man then stabbed that victim several times in the hand and body. he's now in critical condition. police have made an arrest in a shooting that left a livery cab driver dead in newark last august. the suspect, just 14 years old. because of that age, his name has not been released. he faces murder, robbery, and other charges in the death of 45-year-old rodrigo beru. the teen is also accused of taking part in a carjacking days before that shooting.
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blasio will do something he hasn't done yet. he'll hold his first town hall meeting meeting. it will be in washington heights. 250 people are expected to be there. they did get their tickets through local community groups. 5:34 on the dot right now, which means it's time for weather and traffic on the 4s. let's check in with dave on this wednesday morning. >> good stuff for you. as we start off the day, comfortable conditions through connecticut. 55 in stratford. widen out the picture, it's the cooler temperatures that stay to the north and west this morning. that's where we may see the most weather action, if you will. we'll see clouds roll through, and we may see the opportunity of a light shower popping through areas of orange county into sullivan county. other than that, we're good to go.
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preceding a front. behind it, cooler air. as we head into the weekend, big changes. right now, 60 in the city. 40s and 50s in the suburbs. as we head through the day today, all the way up to 68 we'll go. another day of above-average temperatures. our normal high is 64. we'll slide to 65 at 6:00 p.m. in the afternoon we'll see the clouds begin to build. we'll tell you about the seven-day forecast coming up. lauren is here with a look at your commute. >> good morning. let's talk about mass transit. the ferries are all in great shape. two bus detours out there today. the b-16 and q-46. but if you're getting on the roads, we have some delays and issues. we'll take a live look outside at the bqe where eastbound it's a very slow ride. we don't have reports of an accident just yet. it looks like something might be out there. of course, i'll get that right out to you as soon as i know. but in the meantime, leave yourself time. major commuter lines all running without delays or service changes. alternate side of the street
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parking rules in effect today. today family and friends will gather to remember a teenager killed on staten island. he fell to his death inside an abandoned building. this morning the city is ordering it to be torn down. katherine creag is in tompkinsville with the story. >> reporter: and michael, many people are asking, could the death have been prevented? the parents of the teenage boy are among the many people who have left candles here, flowers, mementos in memory of that 16-year-old boy who died here. the parents are asking, why wasn't this vacant building torn down years ago? news 4 has learned the city has issued a demolition permit to tear down the building, which used to be a hospital 100 years ago and turned into condominiums in the '80s. 16-year-old marcus castillo fell to his death seven stories in an elevator shaft days ago. his parents are asking why it has taken decades for the city to make plans to demolish the building. it has sat vacant for decades. as family members prepare for the teenage victim's wake
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tomorrow, his father said this. >> if they close it before, they wreck down that building before, my son could be alive. but now it's too late. why they wait too long? >> reporter: and there's even a question on exactly who owns this building. we called the buildings department, which deferred to the department of finance for the deed information. michael, at this point we're also waiting to find out from the staten island borough president to find out who owns this building. back to you. >> thank you very much. the suspect in last week's attempted kidnapping in connecticut is no stranger to the law. tawana randall was arraigned on charges including unlawful restraint and sexual assault. she has 15 prior convictions, including four felonies. prosecutors say she lured a 17-year-old into her car in bridgeport last week. according to court documents, the victim says randall grabbed her breast and that's when she jumped out. >> it started out pretty simple. hey, it's cold outside, wosht you like a ride to school?
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and it turned into this. >> randall claims she only pulled the victim's hair after noticing a few dollars missing from the cup holder. she's held on $125,000 bail. 5:38 now. today hillary clinton is going to stay in las vegas to rally her supporters. bernie sanders takes his campaign to los angeles. the two top presidential democratic candidates dominated last night's forum. all five contenders were there. clinton and sanders went head to head several times, including over the issue of gun control. >> giving guns to criminals or aiding and abetting that, of course we should take action. >> secretary clinton s bernie sanders tough enough on guns? >> no, not at all. >> the two also sparred over economic policy. sanders and clinton differing on their view of how to narrow the gap between the rich and the poor. >> do i consider myself part of
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which so few have so much and so many have so little by which wall street's greed and recklessness wrecked this economy? no, i don't. >> senator sanders is saying it certainly makes sense in terms of the inequality we have. but we are not denmark. >> martin o'malley, lincoln chaffee, and jim webb also took part. sanders' campaign says more than $1 million was raised right after that debate. candidate donald trump didn't take the night off. the republican tweeted to his followers during the democratic debate, quote, sorry, there is no star on the stage tonight. also, quote, all are very scripted and rehearsed. two at least should not be on the stage, end quote. now we're hearing that trump is going to return to a stage of his own. "saturday night live," he's going to be the host on the november 7th show here on nbc 4. the mets can keep their
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world series hopes alive with one more win. their series with the dodgers is now down to a deciding game five. in last night's game four, it was former met justin turner doing all the damage. he hit one to the corner in the top of the third. cespedes couldn't corral it. two runs scored to put the dodgers up 3-0. the mets got one back with a solo home run by daniel murphy. otherwise, pitcher clayton kershaw held the mets in check. the dodgers win it 3-1. >> it's going to be fun. this is what baseball is all about. it's a fight, game five, and it's going to be a lot of fun. >> when you're facing kershaw, greinke in four out of the five games, you know runs are going to be premium and at a minimum. >> game five is tomorrow night. the mets will have jacob de grom back on the hill. the dodgers will go with pitcher zach greinke. the win ler ner will take on the cubs. meanwhile, chase utley could
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his appeal hearing for a two-game suspension because of this play will be monday. utley was suspended for a slide into second base in game two that broke the leg of mets' shortstop rueben tejada. >> it will be interesting to see if they put him on in l.a. but not wanting to put him on in new york. >> absolutely. we'll see. all right. ahead, the controversial camera. it's going to be turned back on. plus, it's something you might not even think about. why there's a warning to be careful what you do with your boarding pass. and we're going to have weather and traffic on the 4s entrance there to the lincoln tunnel.
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mini babybel. snack a little bigger. welcome back. 5:44. it's wednesday morning. we'll check on weather and traffic on the 4s. dave price in for chris. good morning. >> 68 degrees doesn't sound too bad, does it? the ice rink is a harbinger of things to come. colder stuff on the way. that's 30 rock in the background right there.
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let's put up the current conditions. 60 degrees under lovely skies at this hour. fire skies, hardly a cloud out there. sun and clouds mixed together this afternoon. we have some clouds pushing in from the west. that means there's a possibilities of a little bit of rain to the north and west. behind that front, colder air pushing in. then a reinforcing shot of colder air into sunday. boy, it's going to feel much, much different. all right. so we talked about the building clouds. we see warmer than normal conditions today. we'll take it. right now on the island, 58 degrees in floral park. 59 in valley stream. temperatures pretty much in the 40s and 50s throughout the region. little bit cooler into the lower 40s to the north and west. i think we are going to see a very pleasant first half of the day.
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again, the only threat of rain is to the north and west. sun and clouds for us. winds out of the west-northwest 10 to 15 miles per hour. probably picking up through the afternoon hours. everyone is going to be rather nice today. i think the only cooler temperatures will be to the north and west. other than that, i think it is uneventful. 49 degrees tonight. winds die down just a little bit out of the northwest 5 to 10 miles per hour. as we head into the next several days, see these temperatures right here in the 30s? we're going to be seeing temperatures in the 30s overnight in the city as we head to the end of the weekend. so let's look ahead right now. mild air as we head into tomorrow, 66 degrees. a little bit of rain possible as we head into friday. a line of showers. so i think we're going to get stuff. gusty showers. winds are going to pick up too into friday. behind it, the cold air, the gusts stay with us saturday. 58 degrees. 52 as a high temperature as we head to sunday.
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in the morning, a.m. temperatures in the 30s right here in the city. as we head through the next seven days, we are going to see a gorgeous thursday. it's going to be spectacular. gusty showers on friday. saturday and sundays look great. monday and tuesday, cool but really, really nice here in the city. that's a quick look at your forecast. let's say hello and see what's happening on the roads and rails with lauren. >> thank you, dave. good morning. lots happening out there. we're going to head to route 202, shutdown in both directions between viola road and copeland drive for an accident investigation. northbound by exit 166, an overturned vehicle out there. it now blocks two lanes. you can see delays starting to build through here. maybe head to route 17 in the meantime to avoid that. heading over to the turnpike, this just came in as well. an accident northbound in the truck lanes after exit 14. that also shuts down two lanes. the car lanes are the way to go.
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there is a disabled tractor trailer out there heading eastbound out by the kosciuszko bridge. not a good commute already on this wednesday morning. we'll have more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> lauren, thank you. 5:47. a group of new jersey muslims will get their day in court against the nypd. a federal appeals court in philadelphia tuesday reinstated their discrimination lawsuit. the group claims detectives wrongly spied on mosques and businesses. the appeals court said you can't single out one religion. the judges compared that surveillance to the internment of japanese during world war ii. revlon turning on its live kiss cam once again. it shut down the camera on broadway friday night after police commissioner bill bratton revealed that women have complained about being groped in front of it. at least four men have been arrested over the past month. revlon says they reviewed the issue. they're going to keep the camera off between 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 a.m.
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that's a time period that commissioner bratton has called the witching hour for predators. new jersey officials are now going to keep ramapo mountain state forest in bergen and passaic counties closed after reports of an aggressive bear. officials say three separate groups of hikers say they were chased by an aggressive bear in recent weeks. officials believed they caught the bear last week and euthanized it, but they're not going to reopen the park until they're sure that wasn't the only bear threatening hikers. traps are now set up in the park to capture other bears. 5:49 now. in news for your health, a follow-up on problems with a former female contraception brought to you by our i-team. the product is called essure. it is nonsurgical, but a new study finds some women have severe reactions to the device. it gives them ten times the risk of having to undergo surgery. the makers of the product insist
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it is safe. airplane passengers will want to think twice about leaving their used boarding passes behind on their next flight. a new report claims the bar codes on the passes contain phone numbers and other personal information that can be easily accessed. one security expert says he was able to decode the data just by using a bar code reader that's available for free online. travelers are now advised to shred the boarding passes or use electronic wey ik ic ones or their smartphone. travelers are also being advised to avoid packing spare lithium batteries in their luggage. the agency says batteries could ignite and spark fires in a plane's baggage compartment. 5:50 now. this morning the faa is investigating a small plane crash into a mobile home park in florida. a security camera shows that plane going down in palm beach county and a huge plume of smoke. it hit two mobile homes. one was completely engulfed in
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many people were hurt or even possibly died. they did say, quote, there were an unknown number of victims. new dads could be giving birth to new policies at the pentagon. they told their leader admiral john richardson they should get more paternity leave. he asked them tuesday how much time they should get. they agreed on 30 days. richardson said he would give that proposal serious consideration. right now new dads in the navy get ten days off with pay. new moms get 18 weeks. all right. as you said, darlene, good to see. maybe a sign of a trend for other places. >> absolutely. the more parents that can stay home with the baby as long as possible, i think the better. >> absolutely. all right. still to come at 5:51. parents setting a bad example. what many are caught doing by their kids. and an exclusive look inside gracie mansion. some of the changes made by the city's first family. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter.
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back now on this wednesday morning. there's a new study that suggests parents may be setting a bad example for teenager drivers. that's because 60% of the teens surveyed by the website drivingtest.org say they've seen their own parents texting behind the wheel.
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eight out of every ten teens are learning to drive by watching their parents. so don't set a bad example for them. it's the most dangerous thing you can do. >> of course it is. they do and say things we do and say. for better or worse. it's just the way it is. >> and teens -- everyone is texting behind the wheel. i see it all the time. very scary. we have a lot more accidents than we used to have on the roads. there's definitely a problem. >> don't do it. >> all right. >> meanwhile, you have some good news. >> yes. in fact, stay out of the car. walk. it's going to be perfect today. 68 degrees should be the high temp. clouds and sun dancing together. here's the deal. we are going to see a couple more clouds roll in during the afternoon hours and winds are going to kick up too. could see a spot shower pop up. nothing significant. over in orange and sullivan county later on today. as we head into tonight, temps drop down to 49 degrees. mostly clear skies, a few 30s to the distant north and west. as we head into the weekend, we have some big changes to talk
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tell you about that. hold on. >> all right, lauren. hold on. >> hold on if you're hitting the roads. the rails are in good shape, but we have big problems on the roads today. an accident on the bruckner expressway that shuts down all lanes eastbound by the sheridan expressway. this is an accident investigation, so it will likely be out there through the morning rush. books delays are not so bad. westbound rubber necking delays are picking up. if you're getting on the trains, everything there looks good. no delays or service changes. that goes for the subways as well. >> lauren, thank you. >> 5:56 right now. we're getting a new look at some of the artwork people will see when tours resume at gracie mansion. the first family helped to choose the 49 pieces on display. a portrait of president george washington will be replaced pierre toussant, a former slave turned philanthropist. just one of the pieces that will showcase a more diverse new york city. >> they, with us, looked at every piece and approved all the pieces. this is their home. this is work they're going to
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>> tours at gracie mansion will resume october 25th. next at 6:00, the democrats facing off in their first presidential debate. we'll tell you which candidates came out on top. also at 6:00, a produce recall. what you need to know before packing up your lunch. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching and download the news 4 new york app right now. you're watching "today in new york." we thought we' d be ready. but demand for our cocktail bitters was huge. i could feel our deadlines
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now at 6:00, a former nba star fighting for his life following a medical emergency. the democratic presidential candidates battle if their first debates. we'll show you the moments that have everyone talking. and the mets now in a must-win situation as their playoff series heads back to l.a. "today in new york" starts now. must win. good morning, everyone. it's wednesday morning. it is october 14th.
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i'm darlene rodriguez. >> i'm michael gargiulo. dave price is here with the forecast. >> a nice morning taking shape. 57 in newark. 59 in central park. temperatures pretty much in the upper 40s to low 50s. a 60 at jfk. widen out the picture, and again the cooler air into the suburbs. it's the north and west, which is going to see the most action today. seeing heavier cloud cover roll in and the possibility of a brief shower. for most of us, a really nice day. 67 degrees at noontime. we're going to see the wednesday kick up during the afternoon. again, heavier cloud cover as the day progresses. by 6:00 p.m. tonight, partly sunny skies, 65 degrees, and we have got a gorgeous stretch of weather. pretty much with one exception on friday and much cooler air for the weekend. we'll talk about that in a few minutes. right now let's get you where you need to go. >> good morning. we have some big problems out there in the bronx this morning. we have chopper 4 over scene of
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an accident investigation on the bruckner expressway in the eastbound lanes out by the sheridan expressway. you can see a very serious crash out there into the wall -- or the guardrail, rather. we have delays eastbound. you're going to be pushed off the roadway into local streets. watch out for some rubber necking delays as well. we'll continue to keep you updated on this. again, that will be out there likely through the morning rush. another closure on the roads. we'll head to to route 202. another accident investigation out there. the roadway is shutdown in both directions between viola road and copeland drive. more weather and traffic ahead. >> thank you so much. right now, former nba and reality tv star lamar odom fighting for his life in a hospital. the queens native was found unresponsive in a nevada brothel. tracie strahan is in middle village where odom attended high school. tracie, good morning. >> reporter: darlene, good morning to you. lamar odom certainly one of the most notable players here from christ the king high school. this morning we're working to
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confirm reports that the former nba star is now only breathing with help of a machine. odom was found unconscious inside of a room outside of nevada about 6:30 last night. it was at the love ranch brothel. despite recent stints in rehab, workers there say there was no evidence of illegal drugs in the room where he'd been staying since the weekend. odom's estranged wife khloe kardashian kardashian, the reality tv star, has reportedly flown to las vegas to be by his side. workers at the brothel say he had been in good spirits. >> from what i understand is that he got a phone call and he was a little bit somber on sunday afternoon for a while. then he kind of shook it off and was having a good time. he was eating -- they were cooking for him. they were having a blast with lamar. >> reporter: lamar odom helped the lakers win championships back to back in 2009 and 2010. he played ed ed most of his high
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school career here at christ the king high school. his former teammate kobe bryant left a preseason game in the third quarter to be by lamar odom's side. the owner of that brothel said he had seen lamar odom taking herbal viagra and ordered a bottle of cognac. it's unclear if that contributed to him being unconscious. back to you. >> all right, tracie strahan. thank you. right now, police are trying to track down a man who stabbed a passenger on an mta bus on staten island. police say it happened on the s-74 line near broad and canal streets in stapleton yesterday afternoon. sources telling news 4 the man and the 24-year-old victim were arguing over a seat on the bus. they say the man then stabbed that victim several times in the hand and body. he's now in critical condition. police have arrested a 14-year-old for the fatal shooting of a livery cab driver in newark. the teen's name has not been released due to his age. he faces murder, robrobbery, and
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other charges. that teenager also accused of taking part in a carjacking that took place five days earlier. new this morning, getting our first look on a series of studies on health conditions across new york city. the first report compares parts of brooklyn. it shows the life expectancy, obesity, and infant mortality rates in brownsville, park slope, and carroll gardens. city officials say similar health profiles have been compiled for 59 different communities. more will be released in the next few weeks. and mayor de blasio could hear protests that the rents are too high when he holds his first ever town hall meeting. that session happening in washington heights. that area actually has the most rent stabilized apartments in the city. the mayor could be asked about a possible rent freeze, and they're expecting about 250 people there at that town hall meeting. 6:04, time for weather and traffic on the 4s on this wednesday morning. we're going to check in with dave price.
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>> hey, guys. get out your flashlights. we lost a degree in the last few minutes. now down to 59 degrees. we're going to get it back. it should be lovely later today. right now around the region, 51 in shelton. widen out the picture. temps pretty much in the 40s and 50s throughout the area. probably a 15-degree swing from top to bottom. a little cooler to the north and west. that's where we're going to see our changes take place first today. cloud cover is going to build during the afternoon. you see some moisture connected with this front that's going to come on through. that could bring some spotty showers to areas in the north and west. through the afternoon, we'll see the clouds begin to build. right now temperatures around the area pretty much 40s and 50s. through the day today, we still see above normal conditions. the clouds are going to build
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by about the evening commute home. 65 degrees at that hour. that's a quick look at the weather picture. fusll forecast coming up in just a couple minutes. >> thank, dave. good morning, everyone. we have a bunch of problems out there on the roads in addition to that closure eastbound on the bruckner by the sheridan. on the garden state parkway by exit 166, there's an overturned vehicle that shuts down two lanes. delays go back almost an exit at this point. might want to head to route 17. that's still moving along nicely. heading to the new jersey turnpike, we also have an accident in the truck lanes. this is northbound after interchange 14. two lanes also closed here. once you get past this, things still moving along nicely into your hudson river crossings. some silver lining. over on the bqe, when do we get a break here? eastbound an accident in the center lane involving a tractor trailer. very, very heavy delays through here as well. move your car today. that's the easy part. we'll have more weather and traffic ahead on the 4s. >> thank you so much, lauren. it's 6:06. the democratic presidential contenders finally had their
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night following two fiery republican debates. kerry barrett is here with highlights. >> good morning. it didn't have the personal aspect that the republican den bates had. nobody really talked about their spouses or one another's physical appearances, but it definitely exposed some pretty big differences between these candidates. hillary clinton, bernie sanders the most talked about, especially as social media reacted. they debated economic issues. sanders describes himself as a socialist, says he doesn't believe in society where only a handful ofhbillionaires, as he put, it do well. they talked middle eastern crisis with clinton saying she doesn't want american troops on the ground in syria. and sanders saying he wouldn't rule it out if it came to that. he also talked about guns. >> secretary clinton, is be.nie sanders toug soenough on guns? >> no, not at all. i think that we have to liok at the fact that we lose 90 people a day from gun violence. is has gone on too long, and it's time the entire country stood up against the nra.
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>> i can tell secretary clinton that all the shouting in the wog d is not going to do what i would hope all of us want, and thinat is keep guns out of the hands of people who should not have those guns. >> so despite the fact that those two got all of the glory, there were three other candidates on the stage last night. experts say o'malley did have a little bit of positive reaction online. all three of them failed to gain any huge traction. now, one other thing to mention. nobo talked about joe biden last night. there is still the outside ance that he enters the fray, but at this stage, analysts say it is highly unlikely. so the campaigns continue. the next debate is scheduled for november 14th. that one bell be in iowa. >> kerry, thank you. republican candidate donald trump was apparently watching the democrats go at it. he kept tweeting throughout the debate. he said, quote, sorry, therei no star on stage tonight. also, all are very scripted and rehearsed. two sp at least should mot be on
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the stage. now we hear trump is returning to a starring role on "saturday night live" here on nbc 4. guest starring on november 7th. coming up on the "today" show, more highlights from the democratic debate. plus, what to expect from the presidential candidates going forward.inthat's ahead at 7:00 a.m. 6:09 now. this morning the mets are on brink of el 'ination, but they can still win. the dodgers forcing game five back in l.a. last night's game four was former met justin turner doing all the damage hitting one to e corner in the top of the third. watch cespedes. he just can't corral it. twalo runs come in. dodgers up 3-0. the mets did get one back with a sohilo home run by damn murphy. otherwise, it was clayton kershaw holding the mets in check. dodgers win that game 3-1. >> you know, this is what you think about and dream about as a kid, to get a chance to be a etpart of. of course we wanted to win it today, but the nature of the beast is we didn't. now we got to go out to game five.
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excited, looking to close it out. >> game five tomorrow night. mets are going to go with jacob de grom back on the hill. the dodgers are going to have zach greinke pitching. whoever wins this one will face the chicago cubs. meanwhcre, chass utley oe again dressed, ready to play, but he nevsi made it into the game. his appealedihearing for his o-game suspension, that's actually scheduled for monday. so that means theoretically, he can play in tomorcow night's game back in los angeles. utley suspended for that slide into second b sase in game two that broke the leg of mets shgoortstop rueben tejada. all right. 6:10. a lot of peoplechalking about that play still. >> still looking at it. seeing what's going to happen with chase utley. >> coming unnext, new regulations on cold and cough medications in new jersey. whri you will need to know before you head to the drugstore. and then later, this is the lawsuit that everybody is talking about. an upper east side woman suing her own 12-year-old nephew over a hug.
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we'll tell you what the jury decided. and weather and traffic on
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6:14. here are four things to know this morning. former nba star and queens native lamar odom is in critical condition after being found unconscious at a brothel in nevada. uber joining the search for missing children. drivers who have their uber app open will get instant amber alerts. right now about 7300 uber drivers in the city use that app every hour. ramapo state park is closed following reports of an aggressive bear. three separate groups of hikers say they were chased by an
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dole is recalling bags of spinach for possible salmonella contamination. head to nbcnewyork.com for more information. time for weather and traffic on the 4s. dave price is here. nice to see you. >> nice to see you guys. not a bad morning at all taking shape. 59 degrees outside. here's what you need to know to start the day. sun and clouds together during the afternoon. clouds beginning to make their presence known after noon. a spritz to the north and west is a possibility today. right behind those clouds is a little bit of moisture. couple of gusty showers on friday. a strong cold front is going to move through. behind it, that opens the door for a lot of cool air to work in our direction. so the weekend is chilly but nice. but really chilly. we'll talk about that in a second. 64 is the average high. we'll be up to 68 degrees today. nice day. right now we start the morning a little cooler out in the suburbs. temperature all the way up to 60 at jfk. 49 in danbury.
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46 in monticello. 54 in trenton. plenty of sunshine and relatively clear conditions as we start the day. but this is what i was talking about. see these clouds? they're pushing in our direction. behind it, a little bit of rain. that's why we could see that shower in orange and sullivan county. the future tracker moves all of this towards us. during the afternoon hours, the clouds thicken up. during the evening hours, they push on out of the way, leaving for us a great overnight and an absolutely beautiful day tomorrow. so for today, we have the sun, the clouds, and the possibility of a light shower outside the immediate met toll poll -- metropolitan area. mostly clear tonight. down to 49 in the city. 43 in eastchester. as you head to linden, 47 degrees or so. as we work our way into
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tomorrow, all of this is going to breed a beautiful day. lots of sunshine, a perfect august day. then -- august day. a perfect autumn day. there we go. 6:16 in the morning. as we head into the weekend, cooler air, and it is going to really be chilly as we head to sunday morning. the first dose saturday, 58 degrees is the high. gusty winds gusting above 30 miles per hour. sunday morning, look at that. we're going to wake up in new york city with temperatures in the 30s. how do you like that? we are going to take a look at seven days ahead and see that thursday is beautiful. friday, again, that gusty rain. the cool weekend. then beautiful into next week. that's a look at your forecast picture. let's get you to work, get you to school, or get you where you need to go. >> we have a lot of problems on the roads. this one is in jersey city. a water main break on tonnelle avenue shutting down all the southbound lanes by manhattan avenue. if you're trying to get to the
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holland tunnel, avoid this altogether. very, very slow already heading through this area. heading to the garden state parkway, northbound an overturned vehicle at exit 166. then heading over to the bronx, bruckner expressway, accident investigation shouts down all lanes eastbound. traffic is being diverted on to the sheridan expressway. now an accident on the cross bronx expressway by westchester avenue blocking the left lanes. heading to connecticut, watch out for an accident on the merritt parkway southbound after main street. that blocks a lane. extensive delays through here as well. more weather and traffic coming up on the 4s. >> thank you very much. 6:18 now. right now in israel, new security measures are being taken in response to two days of terror. border police were seen this morning sealing off some neighborhoods in east jerusalem. this is in an attempt to end the
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violence. this follows a day when three israelis were killed and many more were injured. more security moves are expected today. right now, the faa is investigating a small plane crash into a mobile home park in florida. security cameras shows the plane going down in palm beach county. then a huge plume of smoke. it hit two mobile homes. one was engulfed in flames. investigators would not say how many people were hurt or possibly died but did say there were on unknown number of victims. new jersey is trying to put an end to robo tripping, as it's known, or using cough medicines to get high among young people. starting next february, it will be illegal for anyone under the age of 18 to buy many of the over-the-counter cough medications available. among the products, robitussin, nyquil, and theraflu.
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a church in ohio surprised a pizza delivery driver with a more than generous tip. when natasha boyer delivered a pizza to the congregation, the pastor handed her a whopping $1,000 tip. he says the church had been learning about the biblical principles of money management and part of that included discussions about generosity. boyer, who has a 2-year-old son, happened to be short on money to pay her october rent. >> the day that you guys actually had given me this gift, i got an eviction notice on my door. >> wow. just to know that it blessed you in that way and helped somebody that had a true need, boy, that means so much to us. >> boyer says the biggest tip she had ever received before was about $10. >> look at her reaction there. >> so great. people coming together to do this. what a big thing they did for this one woman. >> just think, they did it out of the goodness of their heart and it turned out perfectly. up next, which top automaker
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then later, the top restaurant in the nation is right here in new york. we're going to tell you which one it is. >> nathan's fans, get ready. >> chipotle. >> we love both of those restaurants.
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now to breaking news in brooklyn, where a car has hit a store front. chopper 4 is over the scene now.
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what's happening? >> well, darlene and michael, good morning to both of you. this happened just after 5:30 this morning. these are live pictures from chopper 4. the first own n the scene in the borough park section of brooklyn. a car somehow slammed into the front of a store front. it does look like there's some significant damage. looks like two store fronts have been affected at this point. we are hearing reports right now that at least one person was struck by this vehicle. again, this is a report. of course, we are continuing to gather details on all of this. you can see part of the sidewalk has been blocked off with police tape. an investigation is under way. we'll continue to keep you up to date. back over to you. >> thank you. we want to take time to check weather and traffic. >> nice day again today. we'll take it. we're going to wind up at 68 degrees. 64 is the normal high.
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there's a chance of a shower to the north and west of the city. but that's about all she wrote on today. as we head into tonight, cool 49 degrees. a few 30s in the distant suburbs. but we'll watch the temperature begin to drop ever so slightly into tomorrow. then into the weekend we're talking about a real dose of much cooler air. we'll talk about that in greater detail in the next little while. >> all right. need some sweaters and scarves and whatnot. >> and your patience today for the commute. we have a lot of problems. a closure in the montibello area. route 202 shutdown between viola drive and copeland drive. let's take a live look outside at the george washington bridge. about a five to ten-minute way inbound. lincoln tunnel and holland tunnel are about the same. you can take your pick this morning. >> all right. thank you very much, lauren.
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emergency for a former nba star. >> reporter: former basketball star lamar odom remains hospitalized at this hour after being found unconscious in las vegas. i'm tracie strahan live in middle village, queens, with a look at what happened. >> reporter: and i'm katherine creag live on staten island where a teenager fell to his death in this abandoned building. now it's set to be demolished. still, his parents have a lot of questions. we'll have the latest coming up. and if you're about to head out the door, take us with you. keep watching "today in new york." download the news 4 new york app
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breaking news. live pictures from chopper 4. a car slamming into a store front in brooklyn. we're live over the scene. a former nba star fighting for his life following a medical emergency inside a well-known nevada brothel. and also ahead, we'll show you the top moment from the democratic presidential debate. "today in new york" starts now. good morning, everybody. 6:30 a.m. on this wednesday, october 14th. i'm michael gargiulo. >> i'm darlene rodriguez. chris is off this morning.
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forecast. hey, dave. >> pleasant morning taking shape as we begin the day. 59 degrees outside. temperatures pretty much in the upper 40s to upper 50s. 60 degrees at jfk. 53 in white plains. as we head through the wide picture, cooler temperatures as we head to the north and the west. sussex at 43. as we head to bridgewater, just about 54 degrees. same in long branch. as far as the day goes, we are going to begin with nice conditions. clear skies for the most part. noontime hour is going to see the beginning of some clouds thickening up. breezy conditions today with the winds doing the same thing. increasing in speeds through the afternoon. the clouds push out of the way by 6:00, 7:00 tonight. we'll see partly sunny skies before sunset and 65 degrees. we top it all off at 68 degrees today. we'll have the full forecast for you in just a little while. right now over to lauren. >> thank you, dave.
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good morning, everyone. we still have the eastbound bruckner expressway shutdown by the sheridan expressway. you'll be detoured off the road. we have an accident on the cross bronx expressway westbound by westchester avenue. that blocks the left lane. a slow ride through there as well. let's head to jersey city where we have a water main break and sink hole that's shutting down all lanes by tonnelle avenue. once you get to the holland tunnel, delays are only at about ten minutes. more weather and traffic ahead. >> thank you so much, lauren. 6:32. now that breaking news we're following in brooklyn. a car has hit a store front. chapper 4 first over the scene. what's the latest? >> well, good morning. you can see out here a police investigation continues near the intersection of 18th avenue. the driver of this vehicle somehow lost control around 5:30 this morning and slammed into the front of the building.
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we have silg cant damage to this area right over in here. then obvious damage to the vehicle itself. we are getting a report that at least one person may have been struck by this vehicle during this accident. we are continuing to gather details on that. in the meantime, you can see we part of the sidewalk has been taped off. again, a police investigation continues. we'll continue to keep you up to date. back over to you. >> thank you very much. right now, former nba and reality tv star lamar odom is fighting for his life in a hospital. the queens native was found unresponsive in a nevada brothel. tracie strahan is in middle village where odom attended high school. >> reporter: a lot of eye opening details coming out within the past 12 hours. the owner of that brothel in nevada says lamar odom symply wanted to get away and relax. instead, we've learned this morning about the frantic efforts to save his life. odom was found inside of a brothel about 70 miles outside
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of las vegas yesterday by workers there. that was all around 6:30 last night. it's kaul called the love ranch. workers there then followed instructions from a 911 dispatcher over the phone to turn the former basketball star on his side. they say he began to vomit. la:ar odom hasn't been in the nba for a couple years, but he became a fixture on reality television all because of his marriage to his estranged wife khloe kardashian. she has reportedly flown to las vegas to be with him. despite recent stints in rehab, no illegal substances were found on him. >> the girls said that they didn't see anything. the police came out w. h the ambulance people. they didn't see anything. the only thing we know for sure is he was taking an excessive amount of herbal viagra. not to say he wasn't taking any drugs, but nobody saw anything like that. he was sleeping every night. the assumption is that he wasn't
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doing anything. >> reporter: lamar odom helped the los angeles lakers win back-to-back championships many both 2009 and 2010. other nba players have taken to social media to offer up their prayers. we've learned, michael, that he had to be driven to that intensive care unit where he is right now because he couldn't be air lifted all because of his height. lamar odom, 6'10". he initially made a name for himself here at christ the king h high school as a high school player. he's originally from south jamaica quens. breack to you. >> tracie, thank you very much. 3u6 6:35. time for weather and traffic. >> very pleasant morning we have outside right now. 59 degrees. 58 in sheepshead bay. 60 at jfk.gas you:stretchut tfr picture and look up north, we see 53 degrees in poughkeepsie. 45 in monticello, where you'll
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45 in brige water as well. here's what we'll see happening through the day. some clouds are going to push in, preceding a front, which is pushing much cooler air in our diree-ion. thate's a possibility we could see a scattered shower to the far north and west. not heavy rains, just a spritz rolling on through. that's going to push through. by tonight we clear on out rather nicely. your first forecast we see temperatures right now in the 40s and 50s for the most part. up to 67 at noon. 78 degrees our high at 3:00 p.m. winds kick up and everything relaxes as we head to relax ourselves during the evening hours. we'll tell you about cooler air coming in our direction as we head to the weekend. it's going to be time to get out at least a sweater and maybe a wool jacket or something. let's check the morning commute. >> thanks, dave. good morning, everyone. i have an update on an accident
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earlier it was report the -- reported as northbound but it's southbound. heading over to new jersey, we still have an accident with a fuel spill southbound on route 1 by deans lane in south unswick. delays are out there as well. not so bad. let's talk about your trains. they are all doing great this morning. that includes the subways. we haven't seen any delays or service changes. alternate side of the street parking rules are in effect. 3u6 37 now. the h.mocratic candidates for :sident will be back on the campaign trail today after they met in las vegas for their first debate. bernie sanders and hillary clinton grabbing most of the attention. they squared off on issues ranging from the economy to gun control to clinton's e-mail controversy. >> i think the secretary is right. and that is that the american ople are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you.
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>> in my view, secretary clinton, you do not, congress does not regulate wall street. wall street regulates congress, and we've got to bred offpthese banks. saying, please do the right thing s kind of naive. >> martin o'malley, lincoln chaffe, and jim webb also took part. next debate is coming up on novegber 14th. coming up on the "today" show, more highlights of the debate. plheus what to expect geing forward. that's at the top of the hour at 7:00 a.m. today family and friends will gather to remember a teenager who are fell to his death inside an abandoned lobuilding onastaten island. it comes as the city prepares to tear that str cture down. katherine creag is in tompkinsville with more. >> reporter: good morning. you said it. the city is planning to tear down this building.
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this is what neighbors have been looking at for dec ples now. the fence there, the orange barrels all around.t a lot of people are ndering wondering, is it too inate? shold this hape been do ane years ago? news 4 learned the city has issued a demolition permit to tear down this building which used to be a hospital turned into condominiums in the 1980s. 16-year-old marcus it's a tee e fell to his death just days ago inside the building in an elevator shaft. his parentsgo wonder why it's taken decades for the city to make plans to demolish it. as family merbers prepare for the teenage victim's wake, a long-time resident who lives near here said this. >> by jumping the fence to there, it's so easy. even girls, like i saie.before. even girls jump those fence. they go in there to do what, i don't know. >> reporter: and in trying to get answers from the city, we called the buildings department, which referred news 4 to the department of finance for deed information. also we're waiting to hear from
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the staten island borough president as well. back to you. >> all right. thank you very much, katherine creag. coming up on 6:40. friends and family will pay their final respect today at the wake for a minor league pitcher who was shot and killed in westchester county. the wake for 23-year-old michael nolan will be at a funeral home in his hometown of yonkers. he died thursday, three week was a being shot in a parking lot. police are still offering a reward for information to find out more. in new jersey, a new plan for upcoming winter storms in hackensack is causing controversy. according to our news partners, bergen county will apply a pretreatment called slurry before storms. it's designed to melt up top three inchesorf snow. the county says it will clear
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roads while saving money. an aunt suing her 12-year-old nephew will not get any money. in connecticut, a jury rejected 54-year-old jennifer connell's lawsuit. the new york city woman says she was at a birthday party four years ago. the boy involved wascjust 8 years old. she claims the boy negligently jumped into her arms, breaking r wrist. she sued for $127,000 in damages. however, the jury unanimously sided in favor of the boy. stpill, obviously a difficult time for the whole family, especially for him. he's in the courtroom now at 12. the sole defendant in this civil lawsuit. >> and his mother died last year. he was forced to sit as a defendant. i okept reading this story thinking, hoping it was a joke at some point. sadly, it doesn't seem to be. 6:41 right now. coming up next, a powerful message issued from one of hollywood's top stars. we'll tell to you how jennifer
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4:44 right now. 6:44, sorry. >> oh, man. all right. 59 degrees, everyone. good morning, folks. it's a gorgeous day outside. we have beautiful conditions at 30 rock. let's walk to the weather wall, see what's happening all around the region. it is going to be a nice day, at least the first part of is going to be terrific. 59 and clear at this hour. as we take a look at the headlines, sun and clouds. heavier cloud cover as we head to the afternoon hours. maybe a spritz to the north and west as a front approaches. couple of gusty showers on friday. then that's going to usher in some really cool air for the weekend. 68 degrees is our high today. that's four degrees above the normal average. that's good for us. it's comfortable.
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but we do need rain, and we're not getting a lot of it any time soon. temperatures around the area pretty much in the 50s. up to 60 degrees. 60 at jfk. cooler as you head to the north and west. that's where the changes are going to happen. as we head through the day, the clouds begin to thicken up as they roll in our direction. winds are going to pick up as welt. you can see the moisture attached, just preceding that front. what an afternoon it's going to be. just a lovely fall day for the most part. 66 degrees. 63 as we head to the 6:00 p.m. hour. we'll see sunset at 6:17 tonight. as far as the rest of the forecast goes, tonight we'll see 43 degrees in eastchester. 46 in garden city. chilly and winds out of the north and west 5 to 10-mile-per-hours. into tomorrow, we're going to see that cooler air which you see in the norts h and west right now make its way in. into the weekend, winds pick up. cold air is let in.
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by sunday morning, morning temperatures in the 30s in new york. seven days ahead, let's take a look. not a bad forecast. but we need those showers. we're not seeing a lot of rain or a lot of moisture out of what we get. friday, winds pick up. it's going to be gusty. windy conditions through the weekend. then much cooler air as we head into sunday. a nice beginning of the week next week. lauren is here to get you where you need to go right now. >> let's see. where do you need to go? it's rough out there. the bruckner expressway finally reopened. it had been shut down all morning with an accident investigation. 95 southbound by westchester avenue, you have an accident in the left lane. delays go back at least an exit here. heading over to new jersey, a couple problems. a new one on the garden state parkway northbound by exit 125. that's in the right lane. delays go back an exit here as well. we'll head over to that water main break and sink hole in jersey city that shuts down tonnolle avenue southbound by manhattan avenue.
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this is causing major delays. if you're headed into your hudson river cross, 20 minutes into the upper and lower level at bridge. 30 minutes from the lincoln tunnel. one other thing for you, route 20 2 shut down in both directions between viola road and copeland drive with an accident investigation. actress jennifer lawrence is now speaking out about wage inequality between the sexes. in a letter posted online, she says she was mad at herself after finding out her male co-stars made more than her for "american hustle." she took 7% of the film's profits. her male counterparts earned 9%. she learned of the wage gap because of the sony e-mail hack. next year's star-studded met gala is going high-tech.
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every year it has a theme. next spring it will be fashion in the age of technology. it will look at the influence high tech is having on what you wear. taylor swift who sings she never goes out of style will be one of the co-chairs along with actor e drinks elba. two very stylish people. we could see sort of technological displays on some dresses. >> i think just a big ipod. >> and nothing else. we'll tell you which local restaurant is being named now the best in the nation. >> make it an ipad. don't forget, follow us on facebook and twitter.
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6:52 now. new this morning, tripadvidor is giving us a list of the top restaurants in the united states.
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here in new york city. ninth was danielle in the upper east side. >> where are you taking me for lunch today? >> whichever one you wanted. chipotle. >> okay. i'll settle there. "today" show coming up. we want to check in with matt and savannah, see what's ahead. >> good morning. >> coming up on the show, showdown on the strip. high stakes for the democrats last night as the candidates battle over the economy, gun control. so who helped themselves, who hurt themselves? we're going to break it all down. we'll ask the question, did watching that debate help joe biden make up his mind about run running? >> then on rossen reports, the police and your privacy. some departments are now taking pictures of each car on the road, allowing them to track the moves you make. they say it helps catch criminals, but is it going too far? >> plus, we have a steals and deals fall blowout. jill martin is here with exclusive discounts on many fall must-haves.
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>> savannah very excited. when it comes to pranks, it's better to give than receive. unfortunately, savannah and i were on the receiving end this time thanks to neil patrick harris. we'll show you how that played out at our expense when we get started on a wednesday morning here on "today." >> it's about time they got you. that's all i have to say about that. you look great in the -- >> someone with a little bit of a history. >> yes. exactly. a little grudge but that's okay. >> i thought we morning show people stuck together, no? >> not matt apparently. but you look good in the costumes. can't wait to see. >> thank you very much. >> all right, guys. thanks again. looking forward to that. we'll be right back. we'll have an update on those commuter issues we've been having in new jersey.
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now to that breaking news we're following in brooklyn. a car has hit a store front. >> first over the scene in chopper 4. >> well, michael and darlene, you can see the investigation continues out here near the intersection of 18th and 47th. the driver of this vehicle somehow lost control around 5:30 this morning, slammed into the front of a store front. you can see the damage there toward the upper center of the screen. we are getting a report that at least one person may have been struck by this vehicle during this accident. of course, we will continue to keep you up to date. darlene and michael, back over to you. >> thank you.
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right now former nba and reality tv star lamar odom fighting for his life in a hospital. >> tracie strahan is in middle village where odom attended high school. tracie? >> reporter: well, we've learned that the former christ the king standout was discovered unconscious in a room inside of a brothel right outside of las vegas. workers at the love ranch brothel discovered lamar odom around 6:30 last night passed out in a room he had been in since the weekend. they followed instructions from a 911 dispatcher over the phone to turn the former basketball star on his side and said he began to vomit. the owner of the brothel says he saw odom taking herbal viagra and finished a bottle of cognac but didn't spot any illegal substances inside the room. he had to be driven to the hospital because he was too tall to be air lifted. his estranged wife, khloe kardashian, is said to be by his side. >> tracie, thank you.
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now to katherine creag on staten island with an update on that abandoned building death. >> reporter: so much heart ache for the family and friends of that teenage boy who died here in this vacant building. the city says it will be demolished very soon. news 4 has learned the city has issued a demolition permit to tear down this building. this is where 16-year-old marcus castillo fell to his death in an elevator shaft. his family asking why the demolition didn't happen many years ago. that's something we're looking into, trying to get answers. we'll send it back to you. >> kat, thanks very much. want to check in with lauren. >> the worst of it has cleared. a couple things still out there. this water main break and sink hole on tonnolle avenue still shutdown. northbound on the garden state parkway by exit 125 causing some delays. >> thank you, lauren. dave, another check on the weather. >> 68 degrees, a spot shower to the north and west. cooler air coming our way. very chilly air for the weekend.
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>> sure it. all right. thank you so much. >> so much going on. we have the mets going back to los angeles. >> we're going to cross our fingers. >> definitely going to cross our fingsers. >> for sure. >> in the meantime, the "today" show is coming up next. >> that's what's happening today in new york. have a wonderful day. good morning. civil war. the democratic presidential candidates take debate stage for the first time and surprisingly bernie sanders comes to hillary clinton's defense >> the american people are sick and tired of hearing about your damn e-mails. >> thank you, me, too. >> the night otherwise a bit contentious. >> is bernie sanders tough enough on guns? is there no. it's time enough the entire country stood up against the nra. >> who walked await winner? we've got full coverage this morning. fiery crash. a small plane slams into a mobile home park in florida and
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